Oral Abstract Session:
175. The Menace of Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase (KPC)-Producing Organisms
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 157ABC

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Target Audience: other, Academicians

Topical Category: N. Hospital-acquired and surgical infections, infection control, and health outcomes including general public health and health services research

Tracks: Adult ID, Pediatric ID

Moderators:  Brian P Currie, MD, MPH, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center and Barry Kreiswirth, PhD, Univerisity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


1:45 PM
Emergence and Evolution of KPC
Barry Kreiswirth, PhD

2:15 PM
Skin colonization with Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (KPC) among long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) patients
Caroline J. Thurlow, MD ; Kavitha Prabaker, MD ; Michael Y. Lin, MD, MPH ; Karen Lolans, BS ; Margaret Feller, RN ; Sheila Collins-Johnson, RN ; Ninfa Acuna, RN ; JoAnne Marie Gasienica, RN ; Julie Rodriguez, PA-C ; Sharon Norris, RN ; David W. Hines, MD ; Joel B. Spear, MD ; Robert Weinstein, MD, FIDSA ; Mary Hayden, MD

2:30 PM
Transfer from a Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) is a Major Risk Factor for Carriage of Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (KPC) among Hospitalized Patients
Kavitha Prabaker, MD ; Michael Y. Lin, MD, MPH ; Margaret McNally, RN, BSN, PCCN ; Sana Ahmed, MD ; Andrea Norris, DO ; Kartikeya Cherabuddi, MD ; Karen Lolans, BS ; Ruba Odeh, DO ; Vishnu Chundi, MD ; Robert Weinstein, MD, FIDSA ; Mary Hayden, MD

2:45 PM
Prevalence of Carbapenemase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Colonization at an Academic Medical Center in New York City
Jacques Simkins, MD ; Reha Pokharel, MD ; Samriti Dogra, MD ; Phillip Gialanella, MS ; Sanjita Ravishankar, MD ; Michael Levi, ScD ; Brian P Currie, MD, MPH

3:00 PM
Trends in Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase positive (KPC+) K. pneumoniae in USA Hospitals: Report from the 2007-2009 from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program. 
Robyn M. Kaiser, MD, MPH ; Mariana Castanheira, PhD ; Ronald Jones, MD ; Fred Tenover, Ph.D. D(ABMM) ; Ruth Lynfield, MD

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B. P. Currie, Becton, Dickinson and Co: Investigator, Research support

B. Kreiswirth, None

B. Kreiswirth, None

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